Low-carbon good lives

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Isham, A., Loukianov, A. and Elf, P. 2024. Low-carbon good lives. in: Overdevest, C. (ed.) Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Sociology Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 405-411
Chapter titleLow-carbon good lives
AuthorsIsham, A., Loukianov, A. and Elf, P.
Abstract

We all strive for a good life, but what this means or might involve is impacted by time, culture, context, and individual-level factors. As the climate and associated environmental and social crises continue to develop, it is crucial that we explore how we might be able to lead inclusive ‘low carbon good lives’, which encompass high levels of human wellbeing alongside increased care for the planet. This entry takes an interdisciplinary approach to outline current understandings of the factors that may constitute low carbon good lives, covering both leisure and workplace practices. In doing so, it also highlights the actions that may help to support and encourage transitions to low carbon good lives including the role of the arts, business, and social infrastructure. Ultimately, the entry calls for a combined effort of actors across disciplines, geographic borders, and societal levels to help imagine and implement sustainable prosperity.

KeywordsGood life; Wellbeing; Sustainability; Leisure; Work; Alternative visions
Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeSustainability
Research GroupSustainable Development Research Cluster (SDRC)
Page range405-411
Book titleElgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Sociology
EditorsOverdevest, C.
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
SeriesElgar Encyclopedias in Sociology series
ISBN
Hardcover9781803921037
Electronic9781803921044
Publication dates
Online28 Apr 2024
Publication process dates
Accepted04 Apr 2024
Deposited17 Apr 2024
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
File Access Level
Restricted
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4337/9781803921044.ch72
LanguageEnglish
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